Diederik Stapel’s memoirs, free download for your ebook reader
Diederik Stapel, the most prolific fabricator in the field of psychology with as yet 54 retracted papers, has just published his “memoirs” in English. “Faking Science: A True Story of Academic Fraud”, which was published in Dutch under the title “Ontsporing” (“derailment” in English) is according to the New York Times “an examination of his life based on a personal diary he started after his fraud was made public.” Stapel, the paper further says, “wanted it to bring both redemption and profit, and he seemed not to have given much thought to whether it would help or hurt him in his narrower quest to seek forgiveness from the students and colleagues he duped.” I haven’t yet read it, but I here make it available for free download for your ebook readers, in the epub and mobi (Kindle) format, in agreement with Mr. Stapel.
Faking Science: A True Story of Academic Fraud
PDF here: http://nick.brown.free.fr/stapel/
My review of the book:
The book was originally published in the PDF format, which does not display well on ebook readers like the Kindle, because it has fixed margins. I had to use OCR to extract the continuous (flow) text (without page numbers, which don't exist in the ebook reader world) that could then be transformed into proper epub and mobi files. To get the mobi file onto your Kindle, send it to you Kindle email address or connect your Kindle to the computer via USB and copy the file into the "documents" folder of the Kindle. With Apple iOS devices like the iPhone or the iPad, you use iTunes (or email) for the transfer. All other platforms have similar easy protocols. You know the drill when you have self published your books as ebooks with Amazon.